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Author of the Bestelling Lost Immortals Saga, Musical Interlude Series, and the PathSeekers Novels, KaSonndra is also a mother, blogazine owner, reader, gardener, home renovator, and a slayer of undead Egyptian mummies in Tomb Raider. She believes in karma, coffee, and seriously wish that the producers of Xena would bring her favorite show ever back.
Strange things about KaSonndra: Everything. She's weird, odd, unusual, and generally tends to make people think she swooped down from another planet. Maybe she did. Who knows? She's also a member of the #zombiesurvivalcrew on twitter. So if you need protection from the upcoming apocalypse, don't hesitate to call on KayLeigh and crew!
KaSonndra was born in the race-car city of Charlotte, NC, and now live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, NC, when she's not hanging out in Bardonia (Lost Immortals Saga setting). Most of her characters are based on people that she has met throughout her travels and adventures. People tend to stop and start conversations with KaSonndra as if she has known them her entire life. Does this freak her out? Not really. Her mom says that one day she'll get kidnapped by one of these folks. KaSonndra's response? She told her mom that if it weren't for these lovely people, then she wouldn't be able to create such fabulously romantic stories.
A few other tidbits about KaSonndra... She has watched the movie Under the Tuscan Sun almost 200 times. This is her explanation regarding her obsession. She figures that if she keeps watching the film enough times, then suddenly the house that Diane Lane lives in will magically appear in her backyard. Yes! KaSonndra has a huge imagination!
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Top Customer Reviews
'I run through a mental list of my power-woman qualities. Bad as* attitude? Check. Woman who knows that her designs rock? Check. Confidence at the moment? Needs improving.'
The beginning began and by the second page I was teary. Erin's life at only 16 had just been shaken up in the very worst way. She lost her best friend, sister and life accomplice. Fast forward 5 years and she's a fashion designer in Milan who avoids relationships like the plague, has a phony yoga therapist person and stumbles through life the best she can while protecting her heart.
'I walk through my door and let all of the pretense, aka Miss Control USA, go flying out the window. I hop right up in the middle of my living room floor and start doing my hot damn dance.'
Enter smokin hot, dayum fine Alek. The half Russian, half American swinging Maestro. He's so fine he causes an asthma attack. LOL! Their meetings do not go as planned and he can't put her out of his mind and vows to get to know her better. Boy oh boy, he's got his work cut out for him with this hilarious, talented, feisty, sarcastic & stubborn young woman who promised herself never to allow another person onto her heart.
'I'm proud of myself. I did something I've never done with a woman before. I played the gentleman card, something a nice guy would do, something that's foreign to me. I even handed over my jacket to cover her body.' ~ ummm, that was after he knocked her over, she lost her robe and he got a good look at her gumdrops! Hahaha
There is so much to love about this book.Read more ›
From there the struggles, embarrassing moments, hauntings of the past but also the passion starts. And oh man, that passion is the sexiest thing ever! Those scenes are to make you melt in a puddle on the couch.
I love the complexity of the characters, the secrets and pasts that slowly unravel throughout the story. Some of these events, I didn't see coming! The past of Alek is very interesting, turns out his father is not really an honest man.
The other thing that will keep you wondering is what happened after Erin lost her dad and sisters. What happened between her and her mother? I couldn't figure it out and was very surprised when I did. This book is not your average romance there is a lot of emotional scenes, and I cried several times (especially at the end).
Another lovely thing about this book are all the musical references, the usage of one of my old time favourite songs: The Rose - Bette Midler, and the internal monologue of Erin which had me laughing, crying and feeling all kinds of other emotions throughout the book.
This is a MUST READ and I HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT! Beautifully written, funny, emotional and sexy as hell! 5 stars!!!
Full review can be found here: [...]
So we meet Erin Angelo who has had to deal with a lot of tragedy and losses in her life, to protect herself she decided to keep her heart closed to love. She is now living in Milan and works as a designer with a few of her friends; they have recently just been hired to come up with the designs for Alek Dostov, Maestro of the local symphony. When Alek stops by to check on the design he meets Erin Angelo; in the middle of an asthma attack she asks him not to say anything to his boss assuming he is Alek Dostov assistant. So when Erin does meet up with Alek again she realizes her mistake. Alek is taken with Erin as Erin is to Alek. She starts to feel things she hasn't for a very long time.Read more ›
Tragic past, hot, sexy, Milan!! Sounds good right?? Well, most of it was good.. but with a little less info and a bit more emotion and follow thru, it could have been awesome.
Tragedy strikes at the very beginning. The story starts with a teenage Erin being dealt a harsh hand. We resume the story five years later when Erin and Alek meet for the first time.
Alek Dostov is a Russian/American child prodigy and Maestro at just 23. Erin Angelo is now a 21 year old American, up and coming clothing designer living and working in Milan.
They both come with a lot of baggage and secrets.
The story was filled with sexual tension, intrigue, danger, humor, and love. There was also an array of talent. (musicians, dancers, singers, artists, designers.... and Erin, could do it all)
Unfortunately, it was all a bit muted for me.
Cities and places around Italy were mentioned.. Florence, Milan, Capri, Lake Como, La Scala, the Galleria, the Duomo. I have been to all these places several times and was excited to read about them.. but there wasn't that much info about them. (felt like it was just name droppin)
As far as story lines and characters, I felt like there were just too many with way too much unnecessary information. There was also an excessive amount of twists and turns trying to make it more interesting... but sometimes less is more.
When everyone's secrets were finally revealed, they didn't exactly pack the punch I was waiting for.
No tears and no big gasps from me.
Maybe if the characters had reacted with more emotion after learning certain, pretty big secrets.. it would have drawn out more emotion from me. It was kind of like, "oh really? you killed my best friend, ok, no biggy, I can get passed it!" WHAT??Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good story but I prefer my hero's a little older. Older and wiser and all that.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a well written, well presented novel. Leigh immerses her reader completely into the world of being a new adult, stepping out into the world, when little things seem... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jonel
Just how I like my men they are smoking hot with a slice of cockiness that left me wanting more.Published 14 months ago by LaGina
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is a little different story line then I am used to, however I really liked it. Read more
I was given this book from the author for an honest review.
I couldn't put the book down. It was such a great story to read. Read more
Erin Angelo had a tragedy happen to her in her child hood that made her put a wall round her heart, she thought she was protecting herself....but she was wrong... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kim
4 stars! Review copy provided.
I'm on a really good reading roll and it makes me so happy! What a great story and change of pace. Read more
- Jada says the prelude is the part of a song that pulls you in, hypnotizing you with beauty. Read more
I can't praise to the authors ability enough writing a book that pulls out so many emotions, not just from her characters but their ability to do do the same through us the reader. Read morePublished 17 months ago by haunted one